Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Monday and we went to the book sale!

Hi friends! What's happening in your corner of the world?

This was a sort of recovery week for us after a crazy fun weekend of flying cross-country and back in 4 days. Our house seems to be very grumpy we left it and is responding with fun things like electrical problems and a busted dishwasher. Sigh.

On the positive side, we did visit our town Harvest Fair this weekend and came home with some delicious bbq, a giant bag of fresh popped popcorn, and books from our local library book sale (of course).

This week, I read the really fascinating Patient H.M. Then I paired Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl with The Taming of the Shrew, the Shakespeare play that the novel is based on.

                Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets    Vinegar Girl

Now I'm reading Commonwealth, which I picked up in an airport book store last weekend. Next up is Sing For Your Life.

                Commonwealth    Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family

What are you reading this week?



  1. Oh, good choices! I haven't read any yet. I've had my eye on Vinegar Girl so that must have been fun to pair it up with the "original". Patient HM I know nothing about so will check it out online. And Commonwealth I see everywhere I go-- must be a very good one or just has great buzz!

  2. The Harvest Fair sounds like fun, and yay for library sale books! I've been seeing Commonwealth quite a bit around the community lately - I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads!

  3. Totally understand - traveling & vacation are fun but re-entry sucks! Glad you got to do something fun at home, too :)

    Wow, what a great reading week you had! Very impressed that you read both Vinegar Girl and Taming of the Shrew! Looks like a nice variety overall.

    Enjoy your books this week as you settle back into "real life"!


    Book By Book

  4. I keep hear ing about Patient H.M. I think I need to check it out. I hope you love Commonwealth!

  5. I keep hear ing about Patient H.M. I think I need to check it out. I hope you love Commonwealth!

  6. The Tyler and Patchett books look interesting. You've got some great books this week. Have a great one and happy reading.

  7. I'm glad you liked "Patient H.M."! That one is on my nonfiction to-read list... my very, very long nonfiction to-read list that I desperately need to actually read something from now and then! And I think I'm going to have to read "Commonwealth." I've never read anything by Ann Patchett before, but apparently all the cool kids are doing it! ;) Good luck getting back in your home's good graces!

  8. I just finished Commonwealth. Patchett is coming to Houston next week. I love to have read the book before I see the author.

  9. I loved Commonwealth! Hope you enjoy it:-)

  10. I'm hoping to read Vinegar Girl next month...but reading it in conjunction with Taming of the Shrew is a really good idea! I might steal it. :)

  11. Patient H.M sounds fascinating - I tend to be a genre reader, sometimes I only want to read mysteries, or fantasy, or historical fiction, but this sounds perfect for my next nonfiction mood!